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Scholarships give opportunity to focus on school, studies
Marcia Wieland didn’t know exactly what words to use, but she knew exactly what she wanted to convey in addressing the Oakland University Foundation Board of Directors’ meeting this June: Thank you for giving me the chance to focus on studies.
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Neighbors who care
Any time a young person starts a new job, there’s a learning curve. That curve just got a lot shorter, though, for Oakland University’s School of Nursing students, thanks to a $200,000 gift from Crittenton Hospital.
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Scholarship endowment will help Macomb students
For many years, a few deserving Macomb County students could feed their education with a scholarship funded with “lunch money.” Now, a five-year plan with Macomb Town Hall will put $50,000 in place as an endowment to make that scholarship less of a hand-to-mouth venture.
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Gift provides autism understanding, programming
After their young son was diagnosed with autism, Jim and Lisa Price found few resources to ready them for what lie ahead. As a result, they founded Jack’s Place for Autism, which provides a comprehensive menu of supportive, educational and referral services to families affected by autism.
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Making a difference today and tomorrow
Oakland University offers a suite of flexible giving methods to help alumni and friends connect with the university. Whether sharing time or resources, people can contact OU via the Web, through the mail, by telephone or in person.
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Longtime friends lend faculty support to The Honors College
Several years ago, OU Board of Trustees member Ann Nicholson and her husband, Jim, presented a sculpture to The Honors College, a bronze work titled Echo Cognito or “echo of knowledge.” The sculpture serves as an apt symbol of the Nicholsons’ devotion to the college.
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UGS engineers student success with $30.2-million software grant
Tomorrow’s engineers and computer scientists are getting a taste of the future with a $30.2-million grant from UGS. A global leader in product lifecycle management software and services, UGS is providing Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science with an expansive software package known as UGS NX™.
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Study abroad boosts Honors College appeal
The donor may be anonymous, but the results of a $100,000 gift will be obvious in support of The Honors College study-abroad program, said Jude Nixon, director of The Honors College.
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